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28 September 2006
The geopolitics of oil: EVER SINCE oil became a crucial resource at the beginning of the 20th century, fuel for motor vehicles and modern warships, it has been at the heart of geopolitical struggle, writes Lynn Walsh.
28 September 2006
NOTHING COULD more clearly demonstrate the toothless nature of the United Nations (UN) than its ineffectual posturing over the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Western Sudan, writes Keith Pattenden.
1 June 2006
World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.
20 October 2005
THE SPREADING of the bird 'flu virus has shown up the complacency of governments and the big pharmaceutical firms' hard-faced profiteering...
6 October 2005
UNTIL RECENTLY China was seen as the main economic lifeline for world capitalism...
25 August 2005
THE MEDIA has been resounding to waves of denunciation and counter-denunciation over the banning of imports of clothes from China to the European Union (EU) - the so-called 'bra wars'...
14 July 2005
Review: Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday: Peter Taaffe reviews Mao The Unknown Story - an exposť of the leader of the Red Army and the ruler of China for 27 years...
12 February 2005
THERE ARE growing fears that up to half of the workforce at Birmingham's Longbridge car factory could be made redundant as part of a possible joint venture with the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC)...
29 January 2005
FORMER CHINESE Communist Party (CCP) leader Zhao Ziyang died last week. He had been under house arrest since the crushing of the Tiananmen Square...
28 February 2004
ECONOMISTS WORLDWIDE are grasping at any sign of a revival in the US and world capitalist economies...
18 October 2003
CAN US capitalism pull the world economy out of its present stagnation? Japan has been stuck at near-zero growth for over ten years...
22 November 2002
THE SIXTEENTH Congress of the Chinese 'Communist' Party has reinforced the country's transition to capitalism, writes John Reid.
27 September 2002
TONY BLAIR'S much-hyped 'dossier' on Saddam Hussein's regime has finally been published. And guess what, the Iraqi dictator is ... a dictator!
11 May 2001
ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters and millions of working-class people will oppose George Bush's new defence strategy, based on the National Missile Defence system (NMD - dubbed 'Son of Star Wars'), writes Chris Newby.
23 June 2000
FIFTY YEARS ago, on 25 June 1950, the Korean War officially started. It was a "small war" and practically forgotten though it was much closer to instigating World War Three than anyone admits. It lasted...
4 February 2000
THE WORLD Economic Forum in Davos has been punctuated by the shrill pronouncements of the crusaders of capitalist triumphalism, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton...
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